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Here is an extract from the MTP news sheet for Sunday 29th  November  Advent 1  For the full news sheet please download the PDF.


Welcome to Mirfield Team Parish

Sunday 29th November 2020

Advent 1

Normal Service times:

All congregational services are  on hold until the latest lockdown is ended.


St Mary's and St John's will be open for individual private prayer. 

St Mary's Sundays 2-3.   Thursdays 10-11

St John's Sundays 2-3. Wednesdays 10-11

Clergy can be present by appointment


A MESSAGE FROM OUR CLERGY As we move into Lockdown once again it seems a good idea to remind everyone that the Clergy always offer access for people to phone them for a chat or to ask for a time of shared prayer together. A number of people already do this but as we move into a time when phone contact is one of the few easily available forms then we feel it right that we encourage more to try this. As we can't guarantee that any of the clergy will be available to chat the minute you phone them (although you may be lucky) we feel that we need to set up an easy way to fix a time when they are available.  

So, if you would like a chat or have a time of prayer, in the first instance can you phone or email Hugh to book a time with either him or Helen or Cindy and we can sort it out from there.  

Hugh can be contacted on 01924 505790  or 07972107146 or [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you.

With every blessing.

Hugh, Helen and Cindy.




This year we shall be looking at a book written by Nick Bains our Diocesan Bishop. The book is called “Freedom is Coming: From Advent to Epiphany with the prophet Isaiah”. The study will be on line using Zoom and dates and times of the meetings will depend on who is in the group. We shall be able to run a number of groups at different times to meet a range of needs. If you are interested in this please let me know at [email protected]  You will have to get a copy of the book which is easily available online as a paperback or an e-book.  Even if you do not want to take part in the study we recommend this book for your own reading over Advent and there are questions in the book for personal use.



I shall be saying Evening Prayer each weekday evening at 8 pm throughout Advent,  live on Facebook - it lasts about 20 minutes.  If you would like to follow it, you can access the words for Evening Prayer either by downloading the Daily Prayer App or through the Church of England web site. If you would like more information or you would like to volunteer to lead Evening Prayer at any point through Advent, please get in touch.  Cindy.



Please email, phone or message: Helen Butler,  Hugh Baker,  Ann Richardson or  Helen Walker to order one.  It can be delivered to you. A great post-able Christmas present!


Mirfield Team Parish now has its own YOUTUBE channel. I encourage you to SUBSCRIBE (free) so we can get the full benefit from it. The morning service is now streamed out live from 9:30 am on Facebook and will then be there to watch later on both Facebook and YouTube. As always, if we can help in any way do let us know. With every blessing.     Hugh

Chris Hargrave writes: To access it on your PC, Tablet, Smartphone or smart TV open  YouTube and search for 'The Mirfield Team Parish' or use this link: 

When you visit the site you should see an option to SUBSCRIBE. This does not cost anything but if we get sufficient subscribers it will enable us to use more of the services provided by YouTube. So please click on it and share this with your friends. God Bless you all,  Chris


THE UNIFORM EXCHANGE who provide free uniform to pupils in need across Kirklees need our help to care for families across our area this winter. They need children’s winter coats for all ages and have drop off points right across Kirklees For any further information people can contact Kate [email protected] They accept donations of coats and school uniform that children have grown out of and which are in good enough condition to be passed on.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rachel (Rev Rachel Firth)


Ruth Edwards is making CHRISTMAS WREATHS again this year. Prices range from £10 to £20. Profits go towards the CCTV fund.

Contact Ruth by phone:  07840 395096


WE HAVE REACHED THE TARGET OF £1500 on the Just Giving page, so for the moment, thank you to everyone who contributed. There’s always a possibility that the final quote for the system is larger than the amount collected in which case we may need to reactivate the page with a new target figure.


MORE EMAIL SCAMS: If you receive an email from Anne Richardson, that is not from her usual address,  please do not open any links. Hopefully the problem has now been sorted.


PARISH MEDIA volunteers wanted. Now the Parish is branching out to provide services online we are looking for more volunteers to help provide this. No experience necessary. If you are interested to learn more or volunteer please contact Layla on [email protected]


MTP have been awarded a  COVID-19 EMERGENCE MISSION GRANT  of £1000 from The Diocese to fund the purchase of digital equipment to help with recording and live streaming church services. 


Details at the link below of a VACANCY FOR A PROPERTY OFFICER within the Diocese of Leeds.


COPIES OF THE DECEMBER/JANUARY MAGAZINE together with the July/August magazine are being delivered to everyone on the Electoral Roll. It has been a mammoth task knitting together the various lists but hopefully everyone is included. If, however, you have not received your copies please let us know.

Contact: Barry Hambling, Helen Walker, Tim Grace, Anne Richardson or Janice Barker

We pray for those suffering in body, mind or spirit

Colin,  Carole,  Dennis & family,  Sue,  Alan & Ang,  Syd,  Mary,  Toni,  Karen,  Craig,  Louise,  Andrew,  Stephen,  Wendy,  Michael,  Sarah,  Donna,  Stephen & Tracey,  Philippa,  Beryl,   Alex,  Krystian,  Margaret,  Trevor,  Hilda,  Nicholas,  Harry,  Brian,  Andrew,  Jimmy,  Claire,  Charles,  Paul & Dorothy,  Jacob,  Jean,  Barbara,  Judith,  Dorothy.

We pray for those who have recently died and their families

Josephine Ann Riding,  Mary Cropper,  Ronald Sidney Smith,  Dennis Richardson,  Betty Rawlinson,  Margaret Cowling,  Diana Ryder,  Paul Ashley Raine.